Transcript for Wildfire scorches over 14,000 acres as families evacuate
Let's turn to the wildfires raging in the west. Scorching more than 14,000 acres. Our will Carr is near the fire zone in lake Hughes, California, with more. Good morning to you, will. Reporter: And, T.J., as you know these fires are just burning so fast and so hot these day, trucks like this don't stand a chance. Check out what's left of the engine block of this truck. This fire's burned a handful of homes in the community including the one behind me. There's really not much left here except for the charred refrigerator up there in the middle of this devastation and keep in mind that we still have a long way to go with this fire season. Overnight California igniting in the flames as more wildfires spread through the state. This morning flames are burning out of control. Smoke is billowing and smothering the air. Helicopters are swooping in trying to cut off the flames' path. The lake fire burning outside of Los Angeles. I got in the car. It was so hot from the flames being around me, I taught I was going to blow tires. Reporter: So far the fire has scorched more than 11,000 acres. Thousands of homes and businesses are still threatened. Others have already been destroyed. The neighbor's house was already engulfed when I left. Reporter: Police are forcing evacuations for locals here as they burn through thousands of acres. Heading into the weekend, firefighters say they're facing some of the most dangerous fire conditions they say they've ever seen as record heat scorches the southwest. And it's going to be another hot one today. We're expecting temperatures well above 100 degrees through the weekend. That is bad news for firefighters across the state. Amy. It certainly is. Will, thank you very much.
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